The National Governors Association (NGA) today issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology’s mark-up of legislation to reallocate the D block to public safety.
While the overall fiscal condition of states has improved from the depths of the recession, the Fall 2011 Fiscal Survey of States, released today by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), shows that states are facing a ‘big squeeze’ from both local and federal governments.
The National Governors Association (NGA) today issued the following statement regarding the amendment offered by Senators Levin, Webb, Graham and Leahy to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012 (S.1867)
The National Governors Association announced six states — Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Utah and Washington — have been selected to participate in individual state-based retreats customized to address each state’s unique circumstances.
The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced four states and territories – Colorado, Guam, Nevada and North Carolina have been selected to participate in the State Strategies to Evaluate Teacher Effectiveness Policy Academy.
During the past few years, more than 30 states have enacted legislation to change the way teachers are evaluated, according to a new issue brief released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
States are reforming sentencing and corrections practices in an attempt to reduce costs as they continue to face a difficult fiscal climate. State Efforts in Sentencing and Corrections Reform, a new issue brief released today by the National Governors Association (NGA), outlines effective strategies states can use to reduce spending while maintaining or improving public safety.
The National Governors Association released a report, Realizing the Potential: How Governors Can Lead Effective Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, to provide governors and other state policymakers with guidance to transition their school systems to the standards.
The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced six states – Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada and Utah – selected to participate in a Policy Academy on strengthening postsecondary accountability systems.
A delegation of six state and territorial governors are headed to Beijing, China, next week to participate in the second U.S.-China Governors Forum.
Spurring innovation and entrepreneurship in ways that encourage the growth of advanced manufacturing industries is critical to a state’s economic development.
The National Governors Association (NGA) announced that Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will host the nation’s governors for its 2013 Annual Meeting, Aug. 2-4. This will mark the second time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1914.
NGA named David H. Moore as the director of its NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).
NGA named William J. Gainer as Director of Administration and Finance.
Teams of state legislators, state education officials, governors' policy advisors and statewide afterschool network directors in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington each received $50,000 competitive grants to support student success by effectively integrating expanded learning opportunities into state education systems. The grants are awarded through the Supporting Student Success: The Promise of Expanded Learning Opportunities initiative, sponsored by the C.S. Mott Foundation.
The nation’s governors applaud the historic work of the Council of Governors (CoG) in addressing long-standing concerns regarding disaster response across the country and encouraged Congress in a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to include legislation in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
NGA announced the new leadership of NGA's four standing committees and one special committee for the 2011-2012 year.
New NGA Chair Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and NGA Vice Chair Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will lead NGA’s Executive Committee. Other members include: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire .
The National Governors Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Krista Drobac has been named director of the Health Division in the NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).
At least 8 million of the jobs available to college graduates in 2018 will be in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions. Even though nearly all sectors where job growth is occurring require a variety of STEM skills, efforts to build a STEM-skilled workforce currently fall short, according to a new issue brief released today by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman officially became chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) today during the closing plenary session of the NGA Annual Meeting. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was named vice chair. Gov. Heineman announced his chair’s initiative, Growing State Economies, which will provide governors and other state policymakers with a set of policy options that have been shown to foster job growth.
The nation's governors engaged in a lively discussion on the role of international trade and investment in their state’s economic development strategy to foster economic growth and job creation during the special Economic Development and Commerce Committee plenary session at the NGA Annual Meeting.
Governors examined ways to enhance their state’s prosperity by pursuing economic development opportunities in the energy sector, during the NGA Annual Meeting.
Governors discussed options for the implementation and establishment of health insurance exchanges during the NGA Annual Meeting.
Governors engaged in a conversation about effective state strategies to improve the productivity and quality of the nation’s higher education system during the NGA Annual Meeting.